#10 Fords Drive Away From Shoremen, 19-10
Cord and Tompkins Both Score Three Times
HAVERFORD, PA – Host #10 Haverford College got a game-best four goals each from Myles Monaghan and Nick Schoen en route to a 19-10 win over visiting Washington College on Wednesday evening in Centennial Conference men's lacrosse action at Swan Field. The Fords are now 6-2 overall and 1-1 in the conference, while the Shoremen drop to 3-3 and 1-1 respectively.
There was a 50-minute delay during halftime due to the weather.
Haverford scored all four goals in the first quarter to lead 4-0 after the first 15 minutes. The Fords got onto the board first when Phillip Valliant scored an unassisted goal to put the hosts up 1-0 just 2:12 into the game. Haverford made it 2-0 when Scott Kelley tallied an unassisted goal. Valliant recorded the helper on the last two goals of the quarter for the Fords as his passes were finished by Monaghan and Jason Leeds with 8:37 and 3:00 to go in the quarter respectively.
Washington got the first goal of the second quarter when freshman midfielder Hunter Nowicki (Baltimore, MD/Franklin) netted a goal just 40 seconds into the second quarter. Leeds would net his second goal of the night just under two minutes later to give the hosts a 5-1 lead. Schoen increased the hosts' lead to 6-1 with 10:47 left in the second quarter after he scooped up a groundball following a save by Washington junior goalie Peter Stewart (Annapolis, MD/St. Mary's). Travis Gregory made it 7-1 on a goal with 8:12 to go in the first half. The Shoremen responded to the Gregory goal 18 seconds later when sophomore attackman Bennett Cord (Gaithersburg, MD/Gaithersburg) finished off a pass from sophomore attackman Matt Lewis (Mt. Airy, MD/Glenelg Country School) to reduce the Fords' lead to 7-2. But Haverford countered with a goal by Monaghan with Zach Cohen tallying the helper with 6:33 left in the second to re-establish the six-goal lead. Gregory found Max Hjelm with 15 seconds left in the quarter to close out the scoring in the first half as the Fords to a 9-2 lead into halftime.
Both teams were perfect in clears in the opening 30 minutes with the Fords going 10-for-10 and the Shoremen clearing successfully all six times.
In the third quarter, the Fords scored two of the first to take an 11-3 lead with 12:43 remaining in the quarter on a Hjelm goal. But the Shoremen scored four straight goals in a span of 2:02 to cut the deficit to 11-7 with 10:04 remaining. Freshman attackman Jim Cusick (Fallston, MD/Calvert Hall) began the run with a goal on a pass from junior defenseman Jack Vermeil (West Chester, PA/Henderson) with 12:06 left in the third. For Vermeil, it was his first collegiate point. Sophomore midfielder Patrick Coyle (Reisterstown, MD/Calvert Hall) scored an unassisted goal with 11:28 left to cut the hosts' lead to 11-5. 14 seconds later Cord netted his third goal of the goal to reduce the Haverford lead to 11-6. To close the run, Cusick found senior midfielder Shane Kaski (Mosley, VA/Midlothian) with 10:04 to go to make it an 11-7 Haverford lead. However, Schoen scored back-to-back goals in 56 seconds to give the Fords a 13-7 cushion with 7:23 remaining. Sophomore attackman Glen Tompkins (Manhasset, NY/Manhasset) scored two times in the final 4:44 of the third, but the Fords got a goal each from Hjelm and Gregory during that timeframe and Haverford took a 15-9 lead into the fourth quarter.
In the final quarter, the Fords scored four of the five goals to provide the final margin, including the final three tallies.
For the hosts, Monaghan, Valliant and Gregory all had five points to lead all players as Monaghan added an assist to his four goals, while Valliant and Gregory each had two goals and three helpers. The three helpers led all players. Leeds joined Valliant and Gregory with a pair of goals for Haverford. Robert Breckenridge had a game-high 15 face-off wins and a team-best 10 ground balls, while Dillon Hamill had eight ground balls. In goal, Joe Banno made 10 saves to record the win before giving way to Ryan-Herz Thyhsen for the final 2:50 of the game and he made one save.
For the Shoremen, Cord and Tompkins both netted three goals. For Tompkins, the three tallies and points are a career-best, while Cord matched his personal high in both goals and points. Junior midfielder Stephen Evans (West Chester, PA/Henderson) won a team-high 10 face offs and scooped up 11 ground balls to lead all players and set a personal high. In net, Stewart made five saves in the first half, while freshman goalie Ted DiSalvo (Boca Raton, FL/Spanish River) turned away three shots in the second half.
Haverford was 2-for-4 in man-up situations while Washington was 0-for-3. The Fords were 16-for-18 in clears, while the Shoremen were 12-for-13 in clears. Haverford won 19 of the 33 face offs in the game, while Washington held a slim edge in ground balls, 39-37. Both sides totaled 31 shots apiece in the contest.
The Shoremen return to the field on Saturday afternoon with a 1:00 p.m. Centennial Conference game at Franklin & Marshall.